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Nathaniel Hawthorne Î 3 free download The House of the Seven Gables review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB The sins of one generation are visited upon another in a haunted New England mansion until the arrival of a young woman from the coun. Note March 17 2018 I edited this again slightly just to change the formatting of a long uotationNote May 14 2016 I edited this review just now to make a slight factual correctionDuring the Salem witch hysteria of 1692 when real life accused witch Sarah Good was about to hanged she pointed at one of the witch hunters Rev Nathaniel Noyes who was looking on approvingly and shouted I m no a witch than you are and if you murder me God will give you blood to drink an allusion to Revelation 166 Years later Noyes suffered a throat aneurism and did die literally drinking his own blood a fact that wasn t lost on the keepers of New England s traditionsNathaniel Hawthorne was born and raised in Salem and lived there much of his adult life a descendant of the Judge Hathorne who was one of the judges in the witch trials and the only one who never repented of it later The author added the w to his own name to disassociate himself from the judge and other ancestors who persecuted uakers etc His family heritage and the intellectual debates taking place in the New England of his formative years over the region s inherited Calvinist orthodoxy prompted him to give a lot of serious attention to uestions of predestination original sin and inherited guilt The House of the Seven Gables can be seen as his most direct literary exploration of these themes It opens with a recap of the scene described above but with the names and in the case of the witch the gender changed but it then telescopes time so that Col Pyncheon dies of a throat aneurism soon afterwards on the day of the planned house warming for the great seven gabled mansion he s built on the land he railroaded Matthew Maule to execution in order to steal That house is a real structure in Salem and still stands today though the Pyncheons are fictitious Hawthorne then skips down to his own time while noting that the intervening generations of Pyncheons have shared their ancestor s nasty personality and often his mode of death bloody aneurisms have run in the family But not all Pyncheons share the family s legacy of greedy selfishness Clifford Hephzibah and Phoebe are decent people despite being Pyncheons because they ve made their own choices in life as to what kind of people they d become for them inheritance wasn t destiny and therein lies Hawthorne s major point Like Hawthorne himself an Arminian Christian who repudiated the moral outrages his family once stood for they ve exercised their free will to choose good over evil Not everybody does that but everybody can do it and has a moral responsibility to do it a view totally opposite to both Calvinist predestinarianism and modern chemicalsocial determinism In his narrative voice Hawthorne addresses Judge Pyncheon with the clear language of personal moral responsibility and choice Rise up thou subtle worldly selfish ironhearted hypocrite and make thy choice whether still to be subtle worldly selfish ironhearted and hypocritical or to tear these sins out of thy nature though they bring the lifeblood with them The Avenger is upon thee Rise up before it is too lateBoth of my Goodreads friends who ve reviewed this novel consider it inferior to The Scarlet Letter I ll concede that point its plot doesn t have the dramatic tension of the latter though it has some It s not as strong in that regard as the author s less well known novels The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun either But it has its appeal nonetheless it s perhaps the most Gothic of Hawthorne s novels and it s message driven without losing sight of the very real often poignant human story it s tellingHawthorne s ornate 19th century diction isn t problematic to me but will be a bane to many modern readers That s a matter of misguided self conditioning and prejudice in most cases though IMO Contrary to what many modern readers automatically assume expanding one s vocabulary and being able to decipher complex sentences doesn t take being born with some kind of genius level I it only takes patience application and motivation and I think the pay off is worth itNote 1 Joseph Schwartz s Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 God and Man in New England contained in American Classics Reconsidered A Christian Appraisal provides an excellent treatment of Hawthorne s often misunderstood religious thoughtNote 2 The 1940 movie adaptation starring Vincent Price as Clifford does not follow the novel very closely big surprise coming from Hollywood NOT Among other things the scriptwriters made Hephzibah his love interest rather than his sister Note 3 Though I ve read this book at least twice originally as a teen I ve never read it in the edition above The one I own and most recently read has no supplementary material except a good short biography of Hawthorne and a brief Forward and Afterword all by Andre Norton Bußpredigt review just now to make a slight factual correctionDuring the Salem witch hysteria of 1692 when The Great Wave real life accused witch Sarah Good was about to hanged she pointed at one of the witch hunters Rev Nathaniel Noyes who was looking on approvingly and shouted I m no a witch than you are and if you murder me God will give you blood to drink an allusion to Revelation 166 Years later Noyes suffered a throat aneurism and did die literally drinking his own blood a fact that wasn t lost on the keepers of New England s traditionsNathaniel Hawthorne was born and Sindhi raised in Salem and lived there much of his adult life a descendant of the Judge Hathorne who was one of the judges in the witch trials and the only one who never The Wit Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister repented of it later The author added the w to his own name to disassociate himself from the judge and other ancestors who persecuted uakers etc His family heritage and the intellectual debates taking place in the New England of his formative years over the Kluge Pflanzen region s inherited Calvinist orthodoxy prompted him to give a lot of serious attention to uestions of predestination original sin and inherited guilt The House of the Seven Gables can be seen as his most direct literary exploration of these themes It opens with a Advertising Murder Avalon Mystery recap of the scene described above but with the names and in the case of the witch the gender changed but it then telescopes time so that Col Pyncheon dies of a throat aneurism soon afterwards on the day of the planned house warming for the great seven gabled mansion he s built on the land he Never Seduce A Scoundrel Foxe Sisters Trilogy #2 railroaded Matthew Maule to execution in order to steal That house is a Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy Light Nova Swing Empty Space real structure in Salem and still stands today though the Pyncheons are fictitious Hawthorne then skips down to his own time while noting that the intervening generations of Pyncheons have shared their ancestor s nasty personality and often his mode of death bloody aneurisms have Videologia run in the family But not all Pyncheons share the family s legacy of greedy selfishness Clifford Hephzibah and Phoebe are decent people despite being Pyncheons because they ve made their own choices in life as to what kind of people they d become for them inheritance wasn t destiny and therein lies Hawthorne s major point Like Hawthorne himself an Arminian Christian who Videologia repudiated the moral outrages his family once stood for they ve exercised their free will to choose good over evil Not everybody does that but everybody can do it and has a moral Gray responsibility to do it a view totally opposite to both Calvinist predestinarianism and modern chemicalsocial determinism In his narrative voice Hawthorne addresses Judge Pyncheon with the clear language of personal moral Englands Krone responsibility and choice Rise up thou subtle worldly selfish ironhearted hypocrite and make thy choice whether still to be subtle worldly selfish ironhearted and hypocritical or to tear these sins out of thy nature though they bring the lifeblood with them The Avenger is upon thee Rise up before it is too lateBoth of my Goodreads friends who ve Unleashed reviewed this novel consider it inferior to The Scarlet Letter I ll concede that point its plot doesn t have the dramatic tension of the latter though it has some It s not as strong in that Marc Chagall Coloring Book regard as the author s less well known novels The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun either But it has its appeal nonetheless it s perhaps the most Gothic of Hawthorne s novels and it s message driven without losing sight of the very Schicksalsjahre readers That s a matter of misguided self conditioning and prejudice in most cases though IMO Contrary to what many modern Az 500 ik emelet readers automatically assume expanding one s vocabulary and being able to decipher complex sentences doesn t take being born with some kind of genius level I it only takes patience application and motivation and I think the pay off is worth itNote 1 Joseph Schwartz s Nathaniel 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Nathaniel Hawthorne Î 3 free download The House of the Seven Gables review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Try breathes new air into mouldering lives and rooms Written shortly after The Scarlet Letter The House of the Seven Gables re addres. This narrative published in 1850 starts with a preface by Hawthone explaining his concept of the Romance which is to be distinguished from the Novel because it provides the writer with greater latitude to takes risks The Novel is somehow straightforward conservative less flexible as a vehicle for experimentationThe first chapter gives us the backstory in a kind of lump sum Most contemporary novelists probably write such a backstory but often cut it since lacking action and character it can seem too schematic and impersonal Hawthorne s backstory is perhaps no exception But it has the virtue of being 160 years old and that combined with its antiuated vocabulary deftly wielded combines to hook the reader The backstory spills all the beans of this fantastic narrative including the heinous crime the resulting curse the astonishing event at the housewarming and the collective guilt that is said to course through each suceeding generation of the Pyncheon familyWhen we reach the action of the present day it s a particularly low moment in the Pyncheon family s fortunes Hepzibah the permanently scowling seemingly sole survivor of the line is forced to open what was at the time known as a cent shop in a corner of the grand though decaying house There s nerve wracking suspense here Hawthorne seems to wring it from every word His mode of storytelling is simultaneously achingly and beautifully slow There s one scene for example in which he lingers over a simple breakfast Each item seems lovingly revealed there s a sumptuousness to the language that seems to belie the meal s simplicity The gaze throughout smacks of the voyeuristic as if the dead who are no longer permitted such pleasures were narratingThe narrative is marked by a number of oppositions in terms of imagery gloom and sunshine animal and spiritual age and youth ugliness and beauty exhaustion and vitality Clifford embodies many of these He is put forth as the spoiled and decadent figure and symbol of the family s fortunes He is obviously homosexual something Hawthorne working in the era he did could only vaguely touch upon Yet in the end he is mindful enough to turn this clich on its head For Clifford it turns out is not the symbol of the decaying family but an individual just one from whose shoulders at the end of the book all unfair connotation seems justly liftedClifford has an artist s sensibility without the artistry He is a dilettante The Daguerrotypist who lives beneath one of the House s gables is referred to as the artist The contrast is intentional The fellow with the so called artistic sensibilities is not an artist at all but one who makes his living from a simple mechanical process Clifford by contrast lives for beauty It infuses his every happy moment Without it he is corpse like almost inert

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Î 3 free download The House of the Seven Gables review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ses the theme of human guilt in a style remarkable in both its descriptive virtuosity and its truly modern mix of fantasy and realism. ETA A VERY SHORT REVIEWFirst the book was difficult because of dense language Then the language lightened up and I could enjoy parts At the end it went rapidly downhill being slapstick in style I could have saved myself a lot of time and just written this as my review Halfway down a by street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house with seven acutely peaked gables facing towards various points of the compass and a huge clustered chimney in the midst Here is the house Hawthorne is speaking of is The House of Seven Gables It exists still today in Salem Massachusetts built in 1668 by sea captain and merchant John Turner Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804 1864 lived in Salem His cousin Susanna Ingersoll was at this time the house s owner and Hawthorne visited her there Hawthorne has imagined a fictional family the Pyncheons He has drawn a gothic story about them their lives and this house In the tale Colonel Pyncheon has the house built by carpenter Matthew Maule A legal dispute arises deeds are lost thereafter follow gruesome deaths and talk of the supernatural Who has the right to live there This information sets the stage Only thereafter does the story really begin two centuries later in the 1850sWe meet five Pyncheon descendants Hepzibah Phoebe Clifford Venner and Judge Jaffrey as well as Holgrave the daguerrotypist and Ned Higgins a child fond of gingerbread cookies Through flashbacks we learn about the interim years and come to meet Alice and Gervayse Pyncheon as well as the grandson of Matthew MauleThe introductory section the first six chapters does not live and breathe we are being told of previous events The chapters serve as the background to the story that is to unfold the story set in the 1850s The author is our narrator he interrupts explains and voices his opinion on events He is philosophical he has a message to deliver He is longwinded The views expressed are at times difficult to get through perplexing abstruse wordy and overblown As the story picks up speed humor dialogs and lines of lyrical beauty make the prose lighter and easier to absorb Here follow three examples of lines I like and I love to watch how the day tired as it is lags away reluctantly and hates to be called yesterday so soon the summer eve might be fancied as sprinkling dews and liuid moonlight which contrasts with the clamor of the wind through the lonely house Hawthorne has a knack for creating the feeling of a place of the pervading atmosphere Humor revolves around the family s chickens and that child in love with gingerbread cookies I even found myself enjoying some of the shorter lines of philosophical bent A man s bewilderment is a measure of his wisdom Life is made up of marble and mud Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment Ambition is a powerful talisman than witchcraft Very much a Gothic novel a sense of gloom and disaster begins to permeate the tone of the novel A sense of impending doom builds a doom tied to the relentless manner by which the wrongdoings of one generation inexorably shape the doings of the next It is this that is scary In Hawthorne s words The past is but a coarse and sensual prophecy of the present and the future What slaves we are to bygone times He asks Shall we never get rid of the past Then he remonstrates We are not doomed to creep on in the old ways Clearly Hawthorne is saying we must break free from the past The uestion is if the characters will have the strength to do this It is this that the book asksMany state that it is difficult to read Hawthorne s prose In parts it is wordy but not in all It is for this reason I have included uotes They are my proof I grew to like the prose style when it lightens up a bit once the story picks up after the tedious start But then came the ending which I absolutely detested It destroyed everything for me So damn gimmicky so clash bang boom I d have to admit that many Gothic novels do end in such a manner but I was mistakenly thinking wow here is a great Gothic novel that exhibits discernment and intelligence Dear Hawthorne it is not always necessary to end with a splash view spoilerWhere the deed was hidden and that silly spring on the portrait and the need to clear Clifford s name and the rush to solve everything in a jiffy to smack on a sweet and tidy ending all of this hide spoiler


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